Help me give my students the opportunity to learn an easy string instrument and have fun in music class!
This project expired on September 29, 2019.
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Do you remember how exciting it was to get to play a new instrument in elementary school? Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument and are kicking yourself for not doing so when you were younger? I want to change that!
I teach general music to 500 wonderful 3rd and 4th graders and would absolutely LOVE to get their hands on ukuleles this school year!
I believe that music class is a time for learning and exploration and hope to prepare the students as they move on to band and orchestra opportunities in the 5th grade.
It seems that school districts all over the nation are constantly fighting for the arts and music is always the first on the chopping block. Why? Because once students head into middle and high school the band, orchestra, and chorus numbers continue to decrease.
It's my job as an elementary music educator to instill the love of music, exploration, and learning into my students so that they continue to sing, play instruments, and have fun during their secondary education.
Ukuleles are a very easy string instrument to play considering they only have 4 strings and are small enough for tiny (and big!) hands. It's so simple to play a familiar melody or even the chords to your favorite song in just ONE lesson on the ukulele. By teaching and playing the ukulele I hope to encourage my students to continue playing instruments in the band, orchestra, or even private lessons well beyond their elementary school years.
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